Great Folk Singers

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Yes, sweet and romantic is a good way to describe it. The close harmony is beautiful.

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Here is a very moving rendition of Danny Boy by Judith Durham of The Seekers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnLnwWjrIyk

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Here is another one from the Seekers. I'm really grooving on them at present. :D The classic folk sound of all time. This one has lyrics somewhat along the lines of the Jewel song in the '90s thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGOvgBLDI4E

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I liked those songs! I'm actually surprised that they're Australian, as I didn't pick up on that in the first video. I thought she sounded Irish.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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I'm glad you liked them! :D I just downloaded a greatest hits album.

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Another great one by The Seekers. This is a beautiful little children's folk song. I can't get it out of my head. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1UXSdFlVOs

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I really liked that Morningtown song! It for some reason made me think of the poem Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Kitty wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:35 pm
I really liked that Morningtown song! It for some reason made me think of the poem Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Glad you liked it! :D It's such a simple little song, but there's something moving about it. I'd never read that Stevenson poem. That's a nice one. It does seem to have the same sense of childhood fantasy as the song.

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donnie wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:12 pm
I'd never read that Stevenson poem. That's a nice one. It does seem to have the same sense of childhood fantasy as the song.
Without looking it up, do you know what a counterpane is?
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